Edit Submit Cancel We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. Unknown: Alexei Sayle. Press the green Edit button. Film impression of Britain's most popular car for the last 20 years, with impressions of the car itself, the `typical' owner, and comment from Alexei Sayle, Tom Robinson, Sir John Betjeman, Sir Terence Beckett and ordinary Cortina owners. You know why? BBC Knowledge, 13 July 2001 20.40. The Private Life of the Ford Cortina was hosted by Alexei Sayle and included an interview with former bank robber John McVicar, who endorsed the Cortina’s credentials as a getaway car. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it. We hate him round our way. 1’ in person. In this exclusive piece, Alexei explains how the photograph came about and what it was like to meet a former ‘public enemy no. Private Life Of The Ford Cortina - (1982) "Alexi Sayle makes a film about the Ford Cortina for BBC Arena" Unknown: Magnus Magnusson. Alexei Sayle – 'Ullo John! Alexei Sayle presents a 1982 film about the Ford Cortina, the most popular car of its era. Synopsis. Read on to find out more. Edit Submit Cancel Appears in. Gotta New Motor? Synopsis. What a f***ing cunt. You know why? The Ford Cortina celebrated its launch 50 years ago on prime-time TV with a feature on the BBC’s One Show.Presented by comedian and actor Alexei Sayle (above), the feature recalled an hour-long documentary hosted by him on the BBC arts show Arena in 1982 called The Private Life of the Ford Cortina.. A great memorable quote from the The Comic Strip movie on Quotes.net - Alexei Sayle: Jean-Paul Sartre, what a f***ing cunt, eh? Alexei Sayle 1982: Ullo John! BBC Four, 25 August 2002 21.25. Label: Island Records – ISP 162 Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Shape ... Ford Cortina shaped Other Versions (5 of 12) View All. The Cortina is not mentioned by name in the song, but a wonderful orange Mk3 with a black vinyl roof and aftermarket boot spoiler features in the video. You can edit these details. But this is a Mk4 S, transport for the regional manager and the sort of Cortina that Alexei Sayle may have envisaged when composing Ullo John, Gotta New Motor? Gotta New Motor? However, this little gem from 1982, telling the history of the Ford Cortina and meeting people who love the car, is a real treat. Now Alexei Sayle has come full circle, thirty years later, to celebrate the Cortina’s 50th anniversary on the BBC One Show. One of the photographs included in Thatcher Stole my Trousers features Alexei leaning against a Ford Cortina next to convicted armed robber John McVicar. Arena: Ford Cortina. Issue 4094 22 August 2002 Page 63 BBC Four is a television service. 'Cos he knows f*** all about a Cortina, that's why.